Dad Karan Johar opens up on Yash, Roohi’s premature birth


Filmmaker Karan Johar becomes proud father of twins, Yash and Roohi. The babies were born via surrogacy. They were born premature and were still in the NICU. Father Karan Johar’s heart just sank thinking about the well-being of his babies.

Karan penned a heartfelt letter in which he described about his situation as his twins are still in the NICU as they were born premature. In the letter, he also thanked the doctors and this legal team.  

Karan wrote, “My children were born two months premature and worryingly underweight. Like any person in this situation and on the brink of fatherhood, my heart sank. Knowing that there were complications with my babies birth owing to how soon it was, I was terrified. All I wanted to do was hold them and protect them but they needed to be in the NICU. It was painful to see how tiny they were…”

He thanked his medical team for their help during those difficult months.

“Thankfully, I had a great support system. Roohi and Yash were in the hands of the most competent and patient doctors. Something that had its roots in an ordeal soon turned into an experience that I will never forget.”

The 44-year-old also expressed his desire to help those babies who are born premature. “As someone with a voice, I want to reach out. Millions of preemies are born every year…. bu babies are resilient. With the right kind of care, they stand just as good a chance of survival as anyone else. Having a premature baby is something that you don’t expect to happen to you. The whole experience has ignited a passion in me to help premature babies to get the best chance they can… to help those in anguish who want the best chance of survival for their early born babies. If your baby is a preemie, don’t be discouraged.”

In a series of tweets, KJo also thanked his legal team for making surrogacy happen. He wrote, “Through the months before the birth of my children Roohi and Yash…my strong legal team gave me unconditional love, support and counselling. The medical and legal team are the spine and strength…and my children and I will remain forever indebted. I remain eternally grateful to my legal [email protected] @devdesh @gauravradhika..for their advice…strength and support.”

Karan also added that very soon he will share the picture of Yash and Roohi. "I am very excited to share the wonderful visual of my children with everyone, but at the right time. I hope I can share with everyone soon," Karan said, speaking at an event in Mumbai.